DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/01/2008    Duedate: 04/14/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FUZZ BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6404) [9-0-0,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FUZZ BALL                      DUNN
F BALLS (523)                  REDLEGS (602)
(4-6404) [9-0-0,81]            (4-6425) [3-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   LEONIDAS
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [14-7-0,80]           (4-6382) [11-14-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

F BALLS (523)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               18
2. REDLEGS (602)               14      F BALLS (523)
3. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)     14      Unchartered Team
4. DOGS OF WAR (115)            9
5. DUDES (601)                  8      REDLEGS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 F BALLS (523)            141 103 10 57.8   1/ 1 F BALLS (523)            10  3 0
 2/ 2*REDLEGS (602)             11   9  1 55.0   2/ 4*REDLEGS (602)             9  6 1
 3/ 4*DUDES (601)               11  10  1 52.4   3/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 0
 4/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        489 703 26 41.0   4/ 3*DUDES (601)               5  6 1
 5/ 6 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   35  58  4 37.6   5/ 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   5  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dogs of War ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Leonidas rattled the pages of the Jhelum Chronicle as he turned the tabloid
inside out.  "Have any of you been following the dispute over that lot to the south
of the city center?" he asked his teammates.
     Pete Mastiff looked up.  "Lord Somebody wants to build a mansion there, and the
Cult of Something Else wants to put in a temple, right?"  He shook his head and
carved another slab of meat off the roast pig.  "Nah, it's boring.  Who cares?"
     "We should care," Leonidas said.  "If the Cult of Dreenth Shiszelle, the Spider
God, were to have a temple in the center of the city--"
     "Give it a rest, Leo," Lovarno suggested.  "A temple to a spider god?"  The
youngest member of the team snorted.  "That's a joke, not a danger.  Who'd take them
seriously?"
     Leonidas put the paper down on the table very carefully and stood, braced his
hands on the sturdy boards, and leaned over his young teammate.  "I did not give you
leave to make games with my name," he said quietly.
     Lovarno stared up at him, eyes wide, and swallowed.
     Crook and Joseph exchanged a glance, and Crook cleared his throat.  "Is this the
same Spider Cult that rose to prominence in Sibikhas a few years ago?"
     Leonidas didn't look away from Lovarno, but he answered Crook.  "Yes.  At the
time when there were all those mysterious disappearances--"
     "And the bodies that had been drained of all fluids and even flesh."  Crook
shuddered.  "I was there then, working as a bodyguard, and I saw some.  Ghastly
husks.  And anyone who mentioned a suspicion of the Spider Cult ended up...dead.  Or
gone.  We don't want that cult here."
     "It might not be easy to prevent."  Leonidas straightened, releasing Lovarno
from his intimidating stare.
     "Easier to prevent it than try to drive it out after the fact," Crook said.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 593): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 476): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 601): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 597): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 600): GRIMSTAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 598): VEGAS, BABY! Of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 592): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 584): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 583): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 547): SHOGUN of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 534): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 483): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 431): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 593): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 476): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 601): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 597): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 600): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 598): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 592): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 584): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 583): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 547): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 534): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 483): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 431): FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 475) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): FEYEVER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): FORLORN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 583): LONGSHOT of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 582): VULGE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           CANNON FODDER of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
               (turn 581): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for LOVARNO, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing NOD like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  FOSTER was bested by ARRAKIS and drops 14 points.  Well, if ya don't 
shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  FOOS BALL did not fight this 
week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, FUZZ BALL took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid F BALLS, please raise you hand.  Wow. 
Does JHELUM really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
WESTSIDE BULLOCKS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from F BALLS.  And who is this SOD you ask, with 29 points and a 4-12-1 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Challenging down 18 points was TINIETON.  
Pretty soon it'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' 
pins.  Definition of petty:  TINIETON won victory over JOSEPH, a mismatch of 18 
points.  ANDY of DUDES had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 points 
in a challenge which he killed.  I thought ANDY showed great skill and promise when 
he put to death BENCH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  There's got to be more reason 
for the sending of FAT BALL to the Dark Arena than his record (3-2-0).  Anybody got 
any ideas F BALLS?  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the 
arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JHELUM have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZ BALL 6404                9   0  0    81       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOOS BALL 6366               13   2  1   151       F BALLS (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            14   7  0    80       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LEONIDAS 6382                11  14  0    75       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINIETON 5990                10  10  0    60       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVARNO 6424                  5   1  0    52       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JOSEPH 6407                   8   4  0    38       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FUR BALL 6398                 3   2  1    38       F BALLS (523)
 NOD 6043                      8   8  1    37       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-STAN 6423                     3   1  0    35       DUDES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNN 6425                     3   1  0    33       REDLEGS (602)
-WALLY 6421                    4   0  0    31       DUDES (601)
 FLY BALL 6412                 3   2  0    30       F BALLS (523)
 SOD 6044                      4  12  1    29       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ARRAKIS 6243                  2   4  1    28       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ROSE 6428                     3   1  1    24       REDLEGS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDY 6431                     2   2  1    21       DUDES (601)
 CROOK 6408                    4   8  0    20       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CONCEPCION 6427               2   2  0    17       REDLEGS (602)
 FOSTER 6429                   3   1  0    10       REDLEGS (602)
-ARNOLD 6419                   1   3  0     6       DUDES (601)
-TOM 6442                      0   1  0     1       DUDES (601)
 YATIMA 6443                   0   1  0     1       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STEVE 6420              1  2 0 DUDES 601            ROSE 6428             596  REVENGED
FAT BALL 6430           3  2 0 F BALLS 523          DARK CHAMPION         598  NONE
BENCH 6426              0  4 0 REDLEGS 602          ANDY 6431             598   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lovarno -- Did you not notice the screams of horror and the wailing of babies when
you entered the arena?  You're quite ugly.  Perhaps you should consider wearing a
mask to the sands?  Although, I'm not sure that would help enhance your skill at
wielding a weapon. -- Arrakis, Friend and orator for Tinieton

Lovarno -- Tinieton not like you!  You stinky bad!  Grrrr! -- Tinieton

Petey -- Tinieton show you nice fish and you attack Tinieton!  Bad Petey! -- Tinieton

Zontani Sharp Eyes -- Who doesn't like me?  Point 'em out to me.  I can take 'em! --
Sod

Tinieton -- I am, to a certain extent, sorry to drop you into the slippery pit of
losing-record-dom, but on the other hand, if I go around letting people get easy wins
off me, that's where *I* will end up.  So, good try, but not today.  Or, I suppose I
should say, not two weeks ago. -- Pete Mastiff

Foos Ball -- I didn't need you to throw your ball at my chest.  It isn't like I was
seriously contending against you.  I expect you to keep the title until you graduate,
after all. -- Leonidas, not perturbed

Sod -- That's a name?  What nonsense.  Sod is the grass under my feet, and I walk on
it. -- Joseph

Fur Ball -- Hmm, I suppose I should have brought the catnip mouse with me after all.
Of course, it might simply have driven you wild, and you were wild enough already. --
Crook

Arrakis -- (bouncing on his toes looking cocky)  Easy meat. -- Lovarno

I don't know what happened to the spotlight intended for this arena last time, but
we'll try it again. -- Jorja and the Dogs of War

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FAT BALL was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FUZZ BALL unbelievably bested LEONIDAS in a exciting 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
TINIETON subdued JOSEPH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ARRAKIS vanquished FOSTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ANDY assassinated BENCH in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DUNN devastated SOD in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
PETE MASTIFF slimly lost to VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 2 minute bloody master's match.
NOD was overpowered by LOVARNO in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
CROOK was vanquished by FLY BALL in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
CONCEPCION vanquished YATIMA in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
ROSE beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  20 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 598 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FUZZ BALL 6404              9   0  0   81 F BALLS (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387          14   7  0   80 DOGS OF WAR (115)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424                5   1  0   52 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                 8   4  0   38 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LEONIDAS 6382.  The ten other most popular fighters were TINIETON 5990, DUNN 
6425, PETE MASTIFF 6387, LOVARNO 6424, FUZZ BALL 6404, ARRAKIS 6243, FLY BALL 6412, 
ANDY 6431, ROSE 6428, and FAT BALL 6430.

The least popular fighter this week was YATIMA 6443.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONCEPCION 6427, CROOK 6408, NOD 6043, SOD 6044, BENCH 6426, FOSTER 
6429, JOSEPH 6407, FAT BALL 6430, ROSE 6428, and ANDY 6431.